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  • Daytrippers: Whale Watch

    Daytrippers: Whale Watch
    The Privateer IV is docked in Gloucester, Massachusetts, one of the oldest seaports in the country. It is a high speed vessel, owned by 7 Seas Whale Watch and, every summer, visitors flock to it's decks to travel out into the open waters in hopes of meeting majestic creatures of the sea. Oftentimes, the boat heads for Jeffreys Ledge on the northern end of Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary. "It's a very biologically rich area and it's been recognized that it is an important feeding area for different species of whales," said naturalist Jay Frontierro, who has worked for 7 Seas for 22 years. "Remember, this is a nature trip, so we're never sure what we're going to get," smiled Frontierro, noting that Humpbacks, Finbacks and Minke whales are the most common mammals to spy off the coast of the north shore during the warm weather. But, "we sometimes see sharks," he added.
  • Daytrippers: The Schooner Argia

    Daytrippers: The Schooner Argia
    Daytrippers visits Mystic's scenic landscape and climbs aboard the Schooner Argia. This modern replica of a 19th century sailing schooner is docked near the quaint downtown and provides tourists a chance to see the coast from onboard a ship.  Argia is a...

    Fish kill in Baltimore's Herring Run Park

    Fish kill in Baltimore's Herring Run Park
    City officials said Thursday they are investigating a fish kill in a Northeast Baltimore creek that flows through Herring Run Park, where users of the park and streamside trail expressed dismay. "This is ridiculous," said Donald Cooper, who stopped...

    Living Here: Famous people, places & things

    Living Here:  Famous people, places & things
    Famous people, places & things People, places and things that make Hampton Roads famous: Presidents, celebrities and more Hampton Roads is known around the world for its people — as being from here, as a come-here, or for just passing through...

    Bay health rates a 'C' for second year

    Bay health rates a 'C' for second year
    The Chesapeake Bay's health remained steady overall last year, despite heavy rains that normally flush pollution into its waters, University of Maryland scientists reported Friday. Declines in Eastern Shore rivers, however, indicated problems with...